Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate an effective spectral linewidth suppression scheme for a commercial tunable laser source. By using a long-cavity, narrow-bandwidth stimulated Brillouin scattering filter and multifrequency-selection mechanism simultaneously, a single-longitudinal-mode laser output with linewidth suppression from 3MHz to less than 20 kHz is successfully achieved in the whole C-band. Meanwhile, insertion loss of 5dB and a side-mode suppression ratio improvement of 20dB at a typical output wavelength of 1552.520 nm are obtained. The scheme is experimentally verified to be wavelength independent in the C-band and characterized with good performance of wavelength and power stability.

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T. J. Xia, G. A. Wellbrock, Y. Huang, M. Huang, E. Ip, P. Ji, D. Qian, A. Tanaka, Y. Shao, T. Wang, Y. Aono, and T. Tajima, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper PDP5D.6.

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T. J. Xia, G. A. Wellbrock, Y. Huang, M. Huang, E. Ip, P. Ji, D. Qian, A. Tanaka, Y. Shao, T. Wang, Y. Aono, and T. Tajima, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper PDP5D.6.

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X. Chen, L. Xian, K. Ogusu, and H. Li, Appl. Phys. B 107, 791 (2012).
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J. Geng, S. Staines, Z. Wang, J. Zong, M. Blake, and S. Jiang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1813 (2006).
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S. Zhang, P. Y. Kam, C. Yu, and J. Chen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1075 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

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[CrossRef]

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D. Pan, C. Ke, S. Fu, Y. Liu, D. Liu, and A. E. Willner, in Proceedings of European Conference and Exposition on Optical Communications (ECOC, 2013), p. 1.12.

F. Aflatouni and H. Hashemi, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OW1G.6.

T. J. Xia, G. A. Wellbrock, Y. Huang, M. Huang, E. Ip, P. Ji, D. Qian, A. Tanaka, Y. Shao, T. Wang, Y. Aono, and T. Tajima, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper PDP5D.6.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of proposed effective spectral linewidth suppression scheme.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Ratio of FSRFR/ΔνB and Δνq/BWFR as a function of LFR with different k when δ=0.02, respectively.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Experimental setup.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured RF spectra (a) suppressed with long cavity and SBS filter. (b) Zoom-in view of (a). (c) Suppressed with long cavity, SBS filter and FR. (d) Suppressed with long cavity, SBS filter, FR, and unpumped EDF. (e) Zoom-in view of (d). (f) Before suppression (TLSs).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Measured RF spectral linewidth before and after suppression in the C-band.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Measured typical optical spectra before and after suppression.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Measured wavelength and power stability after suppression.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Measured RIN spectra before and after suppression.

Equations (3)

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BWFR=c[1(1δ)(1k)]πnLFR(1δ)(1k),
0.5<FSRFR/ΔνB<1,
0.5<Δνq/BWFR<1.

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